3878 Tasting Notes
Definitely one of the better pineapple teas/tisanes that I’ve had, and I don’t know if this is even available any longer. Back when I wrote my full-length review of this tea (see it here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/19/sunset-pineapple-tisane-from-compass-teas/ ) … back in June … yes, I’m still so very behind! This tisane wasn’t available back then and it doesn’t appear to be available now, some months later.
Unfortunate because this was really tasty.
Sweet, pineapple-y and the green rooibos base is light and refreshing. An amazing iced tea!
Tasty, although I don’t agree with calling it a chai. Yeah, I know that chai means “tea” but I think that most of us have come to accept chai to mean the warmly spiced (and sometimes spicy!) tea blends. This blend only has cinnamon, licorice root and vanilla that I’d categorize as a “spice” and a herb (mint). Not enough spices to call it a chai!
It’s still tasty though!
The pu-erh is earthy and mellow, and it sits off in the background. The mint and vanilla are in the foreground, giving this a taste that is reminiscent of the creamy center of a peppermint patty. YUM! The licorice root is subtle but it adds a pleasant snap to the cup.
Not too minty, not too earthy, I like the balance of this tea and it’s really quite a treat.
I loved this stuff.
The Lu An Gua Pian melded perfectly with the sweet notes of watermelon. Frank did the watermelon flavor nicely … it’s a bit on the subtle side, and I’m glad that it doesn’t taste overly sweet or candy-like. It is sweet (watermelon is sweet) but it’s not TOO sweet.
The green tea is sweet and mild. A delicate taste and texture with subtle savory notes. There is a hint of nutty sweetness to the cup too. No bitterness and very little astringency.
I like this one a lot.
Did you know that Pau D’Arco is actually Lapacho? I didn’t until I tried this and looked up Pau D’Arco. I don’t know that this is something I’ll ever need to know, but, I know it, and it is now taking up space in my brain that maybe … could be used for something more interesting. Oh well.
This is not my favorite functional tea that I’ve ever tasted. It is very herbaceous. I taste mostly hibiscus, and I’m not particularly fond of hibiscus. I don’t mind Lapacho so much, but it’s not something I like enough that I buy it and keep it as a staple in my tea cupboard.
The taste is medicinal, and I don’t really enjoy drinking medicine, so perhaps it goes without saying that this wasn’t the most enjoyable drink I’ve had in a long time. But, if it helps me with my immune system, OK. It wasn’t horrible … and it’s better iced than it is hot.
I was a little worried about this blend … I knew I’d like the jasmine Pouchong, but, why did they add pu-erh to the blend? My thoughts when I read the description of this tea is that SerendipiTea ruined a perfectly good jasmine Pouchong by adding pu-erh to it. Yeah, that’s my former dislike for pu-erh coming back to haunt me yet again.
I like pu-erh now, I like pu-erh now, I like pu-erh now!
This is really quite good. I was surprised by how well I liked it. A nicely crafted tea from SerendipiTea and I’m sorry I doubted them.
The pu-erh is more of a background note here, adding some earthiness and some mellow sweetness to the creamy notes of the pouchong and the delicate notes of the jasmine. A really unique but certainly enjoyable blend. I like this one.
In a word, I’d describe this tea as masculine. It is very rich, malty and rugged. It is good and strong … with lots of gusto. Just the kind of tea you want to get going in the morning, you know?
I found this to be remarkably well-rounded. I have been very impressed with the teas that I’ve tried from Rare Tea Company, and this tea is no exception, rather, it emphasizes what I mean … this tea is really top-notch.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/16/lost-malawi-black-tea-from-rare-tea-co/
I’m not sure if I should have added this “tea” to the database or not … it’s not “technically” a tea … although the company calls itself “Millie’s Savory Teas” and there’s green tea in the tea bag. It’s a very unusual thing to experience, this sipping broth, and you know I was very excited to try it since it is a tomato sipping broth and I love tomato. (Remember LiberTeas Tomato, Basil and Black Pepper Tea from 52Teas?)
This is definitely more broth than it is tea … because the flavor of the green tea is almost indistinguishable. It’s a tasty broth … but it fails as a tea. I’m not going to rate it because … I don’t know why. I just don’t feel I can fairly rate it because it tastes good, but, it doesn’t taste enough like tea to suit me … so do I rate it high because I enjoyed the taste of the broth … or low because I wanted more tea flavor?
Anyway … it’s an interesting product. I have a couple of other flavors of this product in my possession that came with last month’s Love With Food box, so I’m looking forward to trying those too.
A very flavorful white tea … this is a tea that I’d recommend to someone who thinks they don’t like white tea because the flavor is too delicate. This tea might change their mind!
Sweet, earthy, and vegetative … with the vegetal notes tasting a bit more like hay than grass or vegetables. There is a vague spice note to this tea as well, which I really enjoyed. Not really “spicy” but just a gentle warmth.
There’s a warm nutty taste to this cup too. A soft texture to the tea, very light and easy to drink. No bitterness with a moderate astringency. A really enjoyable cuppa.
White chocolate is not a favorite chocolate of mine … I’d prefer dark chocolate or even milk chocolate to white chocolate, but, I thought that white chocolate would make an interesting flavor profile to the creaminess of Matcha … as well as offer some interesting blending options with some of the other flavors that I have from Red Leaf Tea.
But it’s actually quite tasty on it’s own. I like this as a latte. Sweet and rich and creamy and decadent … this bowl of White Chocolate Matcha Latte disappeared in no time flat.
I didn’t taste that odd chemical taste that sometimes accompanies the flavored Matcha … perhaps it was the latte that helped disguise the flavor or perhaps the white chocolate flavoring just doesn’t have that same artificial taste as some of the other flavorings do. I liked this one.
A crisp, classic first flush darjeeling taste. It is an invigorating yet light and clean tasting tea. It almost sparkles on the palate.
This is the kind of tea that I like to drink when I need a little “lift” … something to perk me up when I’m feeling down because it’s very uplifting and invigorating, but, without the heaviness that other invigorating teas sometimes have.
Earthy, slightly vegetative, not so fruity as some Darjeeling teas. More of an indistinct fruit tone to this.
A really enjoyable cuppa. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/13/organic-sungma-first-flush-darjeeling-tea-from-happy-earth-tea/